HDS Releases Revamped CAS

Hitachi scales content services to new heights with Content Archive Platform Version 2.0

May 30, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced several industry-leading enhancements to its 21st century digital archiving solution, the Hitachi Content Archive Platform. The enhanced Hitachi Content Archive PlatformVersion 2.0—outpaces competitive content addressed storage (CAS) solutions to deliver the specific content management services that customers are demanding to enable them to meet their data retention, scalability, preservation and protection requirements as mandated by governmental regulations and corporate governance.

Just as Hitachi introduced a myriad of industry breakthroughs in storage virtualization, thin provisioning, scalability and performance with the recently announced Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ V, the company has unveiled several industry-firsts for the digital archive.

The enhanced Hitachi Content Archive Platform can support up to 20 petabytes in an 80 node archive system. A single Hitachi Content Archive Platform node can scale up to 400 million objects (files + metadata + policies), and an 80-node system can support up to 32 billion objects. Utilizing proven enterprise Hitachi storage functionality such as RAID in a storage area network (SAN) + array of independent node (SAIN) architecture, the Hitachi Content Archive Platform delivers up to 470-percent greater performance than first-generation CAS solutions.

“The features and flexibility of a content archive solution are of paramount importance to today’s businesses which are required to store, manage and secure an exploding amount of data,” said Jack Domme, chief operating officer, Hitachi Data Systems. “Since Hitachi’s acquisition of Archivas in February of this year, we have fully integrated the company’s roadmap and delivered the next-generation capabilities that will ease customer pains associated with managing unstructured data. As opposed to burdening customers by introducing yet another island of storage for content archives and another set of software tools and management interfaces, we are delivering unique content archive services within a common management framework that enables customers to take advantage of the established heterogeneous storage virtualization services already available from Hitachi.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)

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